Zero Motorcycles, a provider of electric motorcycles, has signed its first eastern Asia distributor, Yuen Ho Trading Company, Ltd. (YHT), based in Hong Kong. Its first distribution of motorcycles was to the Hong Kong government with 59 MY-2012 Zero S units as part of Zero’s single largest fleet sale to date, according to the company.
The majority of the units will be provided to the Hong Kong Police Department for patrolling and special event purposes with a small allocation of the police motorcycles going to the Hong Kong Airport Police for traffic enforcement. The Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries, and Conservation Department will be using select motorcycles at country parks. The Transport Department will be using a selected number of motorcycles to conduct motorcycle rider examinations, and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will be using their Zero S motorcycles for general transportation throughout Hong Kong supporting public parks, according to the company. All 59 motorcycles were purchased by the Hong Kong government through YHT.
The Zero S has an approximate range of 89 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 88 mph. The Police motorcycles have been upfitted with a series of components developed exclusively for traffic enforcement.
Leading up to the Zero launch ceremony, representatives from Zero held a training session with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), and conducted rider training for government riders preparing to take part in using their MY-2012 Zero S motorcycles within their particular roles.